How to switch from Effexor to Lexapro?
- 10 Apr 2007 by julianne0000
I started taking Effexor in Dec. 06. It worked ok for awhile but recently I haven't felt that it is doing me any good plus I lost tons of weight and it has affected my sleep patterns.
My dr. is putting me on Lexapro tonight and tells me to STOP using effexor as of today.
I asked her over and over -is that safe?? anyone out there?? What would you think?
13 Apr 2007
Using 2 SSRI or SNRI drugs together may lead to Serotonin Syndrome... which can be fatal. That's why your doc wants you to quit the Effexor now.
But, your doc should warn you that you will probably feel some withdrawal symptoms from the Effexor even while you're taking Lexapro. Many people think it's a problem with the new drug and stop taking it, but it's actually the drug you stopped that is causing the grief.
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